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Zubair Baloch
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UPENN Medical Center, USA | Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Dr. Baloch received his medical degree from Liaquat Medical University in Hyderabad, Sind, Pakistan. After receiving his PhD in 1991 he joined the pathology residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. This was followed by fellowships in surgical pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York and cytopathology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia under the mentorship of Dr. Prabodh K. Gupta (past president ASC). Dr. Baloch began his career as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at UPENN medical center in1997 and is currently a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine there. He has authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications in leading pathology journals on the subject of endocrine and head and neck pathology; and book chapters and monographs.  Dr. Baloch has delivered numerous lectures, workshops and short courses both at the national and international meetings including ASC, USCAP, ASCP, CAP, ECC and IAP. Dr. Baloch has coauthored 3 books and has served as co-editor of the most recent “Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology”. Dr. Baloch has also served as the chair of the terminology and morphologic criteria committee of the 2007 NCI sponsored thyroid FNA initiative which led to the development of “Bethesda Thyroid FNA Classification Scheme”. Dr. Baloch also served on the international panel which recommended the renaming of encapsulated follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma to non-invasive follicular tumor with papillary like nuclear features (NIFTP). Dr. Baloch is co-chief editor of Diagnostic Cytopathology and member of the editorial board of Cancer Cytopathology, Cytojournal, Endocrine Pathology and Journal of American Society of Cytopathology.

Dr. Baloch has served as the chair of ASCP annual meeting scientific program committee (2014-2018), member of Papanicolaou Society scientific program committee, USCAP education committee, ASC executive board, ASCP committee for continuing professional development, American Association of Endocrinologist thyroid nodule guideline task force, American Thyroid Association laboratory test committee and well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma management guidelines committee.

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Date Time Hall Session Role Theme
2020-12-20 14:45-15:10 Room 2

Symposium 26 Thyroid Pathology

Speaker Review of Bethesda vs. European or Other Classifications